1. chicanobatman:

    Fall 2014 Tour Dates (Photo: Itzel Alejandra Martinez)

    9/30 - House of Blues Sunset, Hollywood, CA
    10/15 - FilmBar, Phoenix, AZ
    10/17 - Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX
    10/18 - Sahara Lounge, Austin, TX
    10/19 - 5 Points Bistro, El Paso, TX
    10/20 - Schmidy’s Tavern, Palm Desert, CA
    10/25 - UCSB/ Anisq’Oyo’ Park, Santa Barbara, CA
    11/1-Rancho Las Flores Park (Dia De Los Muertos),Coachella, CA
    11/2 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA
    11/7 - Cal Poly Pomona (Dia De Los Muertos), Pomona, CA
    11/15 - Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
    11/16 - The New Parish, Oakland, CA
    Visit www.chicanobatman.com for more details!



  3. zpvisual:

    Fronteriza (Sandra) | charcoal on paper. A simple portrait with symbols representing important things in Sandra’s life story. Going to be making serigraph (silkscreen) prints of this for a portfolio. #drawing #frontera #simple

    Artist: Zeque Penya

  4. eldonnews:

    In the latest issue learn about the legacy that Emigdio Vasquez left behind.

    CAM: Image: Emigdio Vasquez -“The Legacy of Cesar Chavez” 1997 mural, at Santa Ana College, in California.

  5. melaniecervantes:

    "todos somos Ramona" A portrait of Commandate Ramona, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional by Jesus Barraza.I (melanie) just printed about 140 small sized prints of this design. Ramona helped to write the Revolutionary Laws of Women for the EZLN and was first sent to engage with the Mexican government in peace talks in 1994. If you have never heard of her look her up. ( www.narconews.com/Issue40/article1542.html). Making these prints was a focused exercise against the act of forgetting. Historical amnesia is part of a colonization of our memories.

    The diffusion of this art should be the touchstone for a longer, deeper conversation about Ramona and the ongoing struggles of the EZLN and the Global South. Ramona Presente!

    Artists: Dignidad Rebelde (Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes).

  6. zpvisual:

    2/4 Waterbound Painting // www.zpvisual.com/waterbound #waterbound #border #frontera #water

    Artist: Zeque Penya

  7. Photograph of Roberto Chavez’s mural “The Path to Knowledge and the False University“ in production on Ingalls Auditorium, East Los Angeles College, 1974. Image credit: Oscar R. Castillo Photographic Archives, Chicano Studies Research Center Library/UCLA.

    East LA Homecoming for artist Roberto Chavez

    Roberto Chavez and The False University: A Retrospective
    September 13 to December 6, 2014
    Large Gallery

    This fall, Vincent Price Art Museum presents “Roberto Chavez and the False University: a Retrospective,” an exhibition with special ties to the East Los Angeles community and the Chicano art movement and artists in East Los Angeles. Chavez, who grew up in East LA and taught at East Los Angeles College (ELAC), was an important pioneer of the Chicano art movement. This is the first examination of Chavez’s role as an artist and artist mentor in East LA, as well as the first public investigation of his 1974-1979 mural “The Path to Knowledge and the False University“ and its whitewashing, supported by documents, visual images, and testimonials.

    Everyone is invited to attend a special Walkthrough with the Artist on Saturday, September 13, at 2:30 p.m., followed by an Opening Reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

    More than fifty artworks dating from the late-1940s to the present are included in the exhibition. Subjects range from self-portraits to portraits of friends and family, as well as works that reference socioeconomic and political conditions of the time. The artist’s distinctive, empathetic commentary on the human condition ties together the work in this wide-ranging show.

    The exhibition includes a full-color, 48-page catalogue with original essays by co-curators Sybil Venegas and William Moreno. Venegas writes about the impact Chavez had as an educator and mentor to students and artists. She also focuses on the controversial 1979 whitewashing of Chavez’s East Los Angeles College mural, “The Path to Knowledge and the False University.” Moreno writes on Chavez’s powerful portraiture and its connection to contemporary art. The catalogue, The Path to Knowledge and the False University, is supported by the Union Pacific Foundation.

    Read more about Roberto Chavez and his career in the press release:

    Vincent Price Art Museum
    Please note: VPAM will be closed to the public from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1.
    Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) on the campus of East Los Angeles College (ELAC) has been open in its brand new facility since May 2011. At 40,000 square feet, it is the largest public museum serving the San Gabriel Valley. And, as part the Performing & Fine Arts Center on campus, VPAM is dedicated to the presentation of significant and wide-ranging exhibitions that directly benefit ELAC and all of our surrounding communities.

    For complete exhibition descriptions, related free programs, public hours, parking, and other information: http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org


  8. John Valadez en résidence artistique au musée d’Aquitaine

    via Musée d’Aquitaine:
    Discover through the video, the backstages of the artistic residence of John Valadez at Musée d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux, France, for the exhibition “Chicano Dream”

    The Musée d’Aquitaine has chosen to exhibit the private collection of Richard Anthony “Cheech” Marin, the Los Angeles-based film director, actor and screenwriter. Over the last 30 years Cheech Marin has supported the greatest Mexican-American artists of Los Angeles.

    Chicano Dream' - Chicano Artists from the Cheech Marin Collection (1980-2010), runs from June 27th to October 26th 2014


  9. melaniecervantes:

    Had a fun night finishing these little prints. My dad is visiting and he used to work at a paperbox company doing commercial printinf in a similar manner but totally blue collar. It’s nice to bond over these skills ☺️#printmaking #vivalamujer #screenprint #dignidadrebelde


  10. CHICANO ART MOVEMENT attends: ‘A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez’, From the Artists of OCLAN (Orange County Latino Artist Network) opening reception 2014

    CAM: Emigdio Vasquez (Arizona 1939 - 2014) REST IN PEACE. I wanted to share my write up again as tribute to an amazing artist. I just learned Mr. Vasquez passed away last week (August 8, 2014) at the age of 74 years old. CHICANO ART MOVEMENT blog sends their condolences to the Vasquez family.


    On Saturday, March 1st, 2014 I attended the opening reception to 'A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez', From the Artists of OCLAN (Orange County Latino Artist Network) at the Orange County Center For Contemporary Art (OCCCA) in the city of Santa Ana, California. Which will run March 1st-29th 2014.

    imageEmigdio Vasquez - (Left) “Hard Times” 36x46 1973 (Right) “Felix Camp” 30x36 1974

    The opening reception took place during the monthly Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk and my focus was on attending the exhibition at OCCCA to view the wonderful artworks by the Latino artists who were participating. Especially Mr. Emigdio Vasquez's artworks that were accumulated for his tribute. Previous to this showcase I had only been able to view his works individually in group shows and examine the murals he has created in the city of Orange, California. So partaking in this exhibit was a priority for me to survey the artist work. Walking into the gallery I first came upon two large majestic artworks by Emigdio. “Hard Times" from his Street Scenes series and "Felix Camp" from the Workers series. Which were impressive pieces to be received in with at the Orange County Center For Contemporary Art (OCCCA) space.
    imageEmigdio Vasquez - “A Sunday Afternoon at the Harmony Park” 20x35 1999

    Once in the main gallery at OCCCA I took notice that the weekends precipitation did not keep away people for the 'A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez' exhibition. Which was healthily attended by supporters of the Chicano masters contributions to the movement. The exhibit did not just consist of Emigdio Vasquez's artworks, other participating exhibiting artists were:
    Jess Valenzuela, Abram Moya Jr, Matthew Barrios Southgate, Jose Lozano, Ben Valenzuela, Henry Godines, Rosemary V Tuthill, Gregg Stone, and Guillermo Avalos. Reception festivities included a live performance by the band Manos De Fuego, they covered some classic Santana tunes while I was in attendance and kept the atmosphere upbeat.
    imageJose Lozano - “The Red Balloon Lounge” 2013

    It was also terrific to see my friend Jose Lozano’s artworks that were included in the show, and artist Henry Godines' fascinating, “5:30 PM Going Home" an Oil on masonite painting which had drawn me in with its surreal qualities. I contemplated on its subject matter and his attention to detail for sometime. Prior to leaving I even made a return trip to that specific artwork to bask in Mr. Godines' panel for another moment.
    imageHenry Godines - “5:30 PM Going Home” Oil on masonite panel 20x28 inches

    The main gallery at OCCCA housed the majority of Mr. Emigdio Vazquez's artworks in the exhibition. Recollecting, all the works in the A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez were original paintings, from his many different series he has created through the decades as a professional artist. Walking through the exhibit each of Mr. Vasquez's paintings became more engaging and as a whole narrated a much broader account of his lifes work. My favored Emigdio Vasquez's artworks in the tribute exhibition had to be, “A Sunday Afternoon at the Harmony Park”, in which the artist has depicted the Pachuco culture in celebration, and “Operation Gate Keeper”, where he presents one of the many obstacles the undocumented face while in search of financial stability. In addition, both were prime examples of the artist signature style.
    imagePhoto of Manos De Fuego live performance at ‘A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez’, Orange County Center For Contemporary Art

    I would like to thank artists Emigdio Vasquez, Rosemary Vasquez-Tuthill, Jose Lozano, Henry Godines and Stephen Anderson, Executive Director at Orange County Center For Contemporary Art (OCCCA) for the opportunity to share artwork in the exhibition.

    For more information on 'A Tribute To Emigdio Vasquez', exhibition visit: www.occca.org
    imageEmigdio Vasquez - “Operation Gate Keeper” 22x55 1994

    More images visit: CHICANO ART MOVEMENT/Facebook page


  11. zpvisual:

    Excited to share this collaborative body of work. Lots of research has gone into this. I’ve gained so much insight. And I have a renewed gratitude and respect for something that affects every aspect of our lives.
    WATERBOUND is an on-going transmedia project that explores the symbolic and actual roles water plays in our border community. The August 9th exhibit will feature four large paintings, an installation and a video projection. There will be an opening & closing ceremony honoring water and our Rio Bravo/Grande. Participants will be invited to participate in the installation and have their own stories about water documented. With the support of the City of El Paso Museum and Cultural Affairs Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

    Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 5pm -9pm
    La Hacienda Restaurant - Outdoor Courtyard : 1704 West Paisano, El Paso TX
    Free Admission
    Info: www.zpvisual.com/waterbound


  12. CHICANO ART MOVEMENT presents: The artwork of CHAZ BOJÓRQUEZ

    Here is my second installment of slideshows that I have produced to celebrate Chicana/o and Mexican-American artists who I consider to be significant contributors to the movement.
    My next showcase is legendary graffiti artist Chaz Bojorquez. I came upon Mr. Bojorquez’s creations early on in my education of Chicano and Mexican-American art. It was Chaz’s mesmerizing calligraphy based works that I first became familiar with, and soon after, I also discovered he was the creator of the infamous Señor Suerte image. It has become so iconic I have encountered people with nominal to no art experience who are au fait of Señor Suerte. His artworks stand as tribute to the allure and rawness that is Los Angeles’ artistic chicano culture multifarious facets.

    All Photos included in slideshow captured during solo and group exhibitions I have attended where Mr. Chaz Bojorquez’s artwork has been showcased.
    All images are shared with permission of the artist.

    As an aspiring curator and art connoisseur, I thought this would be my creative method to display art to the masses (independent from any art institution) with an added a soundtrack for a lasting visual and auditory effect. Additionally, this visual slideshow accommodates those people who love art and who do not have the accessibility to the artists themselves nor to the venues of this section of American art.
    My goal is to also educate, inform, and, perhaps, give some form of inspiration to the present and future generations.
    Slideshow production and photos by: Robert Carpintero (CHICANO ART MOVEMENT)

    Music: Little Child Runnin’ Wild Artist: Curtis Mayfield